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Here’s Red Smith on Mickey Mantle’s first day in the big leagues:


1 RagingTartabull   ~  May 16, 2013 11:26 am

what I'd pay to see the thought bubble above Joe's head in that shot...

2 Alex Belth   ~  May 16, 2013 11:41 am

"I hate this Rube."

3 The Mick536   ~  May 17, 2013 9:06 am

Don't forget, Joe also had to deal with his injury. I still wonder how he became so great in so short a time. Got great benefit from the war years.

As for the image, is there any agreement on what actually happened when the Mick hit the grate?

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